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Mayerling (1968)

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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Countess Larish (as Genevieve Page)
Andréa Parisy ...
Princess Stephanie (as Andrea Parisy)
Ivan Desny ...
Maurice Teynac ...
Moritz Szeps
Mony Dalmès ...
Baroness Vetsera (as Mony Dalmes)
Moustache ...
Bratfisch
Fabienne Dali ...
Mizzi Kaspar
Roger Pigaut ...
Count Karolyi
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Loschek (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Véronique Vendell ...
Lisl Stockau (as Veronique Vendell)
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related scenes | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

19 December 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Mayerling faciasi  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(Turner Classic Movies)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)| (UK release) (RCA Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Although she played his mother in Mayerling, Ava Gardner was only nine years older than Omar Sharif. See more »

Goofs

Archduke Rudolf addresses the Prince of Wales as "Edward". Though he chose upon his accession in 1901 to reign as Edward VII, he was christened Albert Edward, was known prior to accession as Prince Albert (after whom, by the way, the brand of pipe tobacco was named), and was called by his family and close friends "Bertie". See more »

Connections

Remake of Mayerling (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Spartacus Suite
Written by Aram Khachaturyan
Arranged by Roland Shaw (uncredited)
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More gorgeous than the Boyer version
21 September 2000 | by (Northridge, Ca) – See all my reviews

Everyone agrees with this movie's virtues: its sets, costumes, and recreation of the era--all of which are impressively gorgeous. Kenneth Brannagh mentions that the look of the this film version influenced the setting/production design for his version of HAMLET (check out his audio commentary of the DVD, chap. 19). So MAYERLING has had its influence.

And, yes, quite a few of us recognize its shortcomings. Frankly, it doesn't possess the passion/romance one expects. Perhaps both Sharif and Deneuve are too intelligent to be believable for a romantic suicide, but whatever it is, somehow the oomph one hopes for is missing. Nevertheless, it's still fascinating, and while not as involving as the Boyer version, it's got more historical detail and background.

And yes it's worth comparing/contrasting with THE ILLUSIONIST.


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